Montana and seafood aren't exactly at the top of everyone's mind. Being a landlocked state means most restaurants aren't offering "fresh catch of the day" specials. That doesn't mean you can't find a great seafood meal in the Treasure State, and one Billings restaurant is topping online lists.

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Before we get to the restaurant that's the place to go for the best seafood in Montana, let's talk a bit about seafood itself. In most of the world seafood consists of shellfish and roe, think clams, shrimp, lobster and snails.

In America, however, seafood is extended to basically any edible aquatic animal. That means something like trout or walleye are classified as seafood here in Montana.


That's what makes the restaurant in Billings so special and why they are considered the best place to get seafood in Montana. You are going to be getting a true seafood experience of delicacies like escargot, shrimp and more flown in from Hawaii.

The website Eat This, Not That, looked at all 50 states and listed the best seafood in each state. They relied on Yelp reviews quite a bit and looking at them I can see why this restaurant was chosen.

This place is AMAZING! I had the fresh Mahi and have to say it was in the top 3 I've ever had. I grew up in Cali and spent a lot of time on the ocean and this is as good as it gets! My wife had a scallop pastry that was to die for! - Sean O.

So what is this magically place serving up such delicious seafood miles away from the ocean?

That would be Juliano's, and here's what Eat This, Not That had to say about them,

Housed in a victorian-style home built in 1902, Juliano's boasts award-winning dishes and a supposed haunting from former resident, Earnest E. Murray. This gourmet—yet spooky—dining experience offers American seafood classics with European and Asian influences.

Still not convinced? Maybe this review from Sharon A. in Great Falls will change your mind.

The best surprise was the bill. Two entrées, two soups, two salads and one drink: the total was less than $50. I will definitely be back the next time I visit Billings. - Sharon A.

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